Private agencies have complained against the police for dumping rescued women at their shelters after court orders. They said that instead of taking them to state-run homes which have allotted budgets, the police dump them at private centers and that these women try to influence the home’s inmates.
Narrating an incident, Sunita Krishnan, founder of Prajwala an anti-human trafficking organisation said, “A few weeks back seven women were rescued by the Gopalapuram police and were admitted in our shelter through court orders. In just three days 30 other girls of our shelter who were willing to learn new trades started showing signs of hostility. We realised that the women were actually traffickers posing as victims. I informed the magistrate. He was clueless on what has to be done as the police had described the women as victims.”
When Ms Sunita Krishnan confronted the police they said that if the women are sent to jail they will get hardened.